MALIKO v3 – 100% Carbon SUP Race Fin

SUP race fin for increased maneuverability, tracking & stability, ideal for ocean & downwind racing

The MALIKO standup paddleboard race fin offers increased stability, enhanced maneuverability and higher average speed and is ideally suited to ocean or downwind paddling. The new Maliko is designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers who want the stability and ease of use familiar with the previous version yet with added board agility much like the smaller Sonic.

Highly recommended for rougher water, downwinding and ocean races for example the Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon and the OluKai Ho’olaule on Maui.

The curved and progressive 45° rake will easily shed weed, kelp and trash while helping with board handling and control. Best suited for paddlers with a low to medium cadence. Built in our new and improved Ultralight Carbon layup featuring carbon infused LiteCore technology.

When paddling on rough water affected by wind and current the Maliko SUP race fin help you to track straighter and reduce the need for excessive paddle changes enabling you to power through the chop more effectively.

If faced with a side or head wind the Maliko will give you more resistance and help you stay on course and focus on your paddling. When the race conditions become ugly the Maliko will help you perform at your best.

Collectively the features of the Maliko SUP race fin ensure that you are going to paddle faster, with less effort and for longer than ever before.





Best For: When you need extra stability, tracking & glide, excellent in choppy conditions & longer distances. Ideal for a wide range of racing on flat water courses with multiple buoy turns. Great tracking & speed. Designed for ocean & downwind racing where you can take advantage of the wind & flow. Maximum agility & speed in ocean & downwind racing. Helps improve the surfing characteristics of race boards.
Suitable For: Intermediate to Advanced padders. Advanced to Professional athletes. Intermediate to Expert padders. Expert to Professional athletes.
Depth (cm/in) 24 / 9.45 20 / 7.87 21 / 8.27 18 / 7.09
Area (cm3 / in²) 283 / 43.9 216 / 33.5 223 / 34.6 214 / 33
Cord (cm / in) 15 / 5.9 14 / 5.5 14 / 5.5 16 / 6.3
Fin Base (cm / in) 17.5 / 6.9 16.5 / 6.5 16.5 / 6.5 18.5 / 7.3
Leading Edge (degrees) 35° 35° 45° 45°
Construction Ultralight Carbon with LiteCore Technology. Ultralight Carbon with LiteCore Technology. Ultralight Carbon with LiteCore Technology. Ultralight Carbon with LiteCore Technology.
Weight (gr / oz) 200 / 7.05 150 / 5.29 175 / 6.17 150 / 5.29
Warranty 1 yr 1 yr 1 yr 1 yr
USA Retail (Ex Tax) $180.00 $170.00 $175.00 $170.00

This table and chart illustrates what the MALIKO is best used for, if this matches your needs then it is an ideal choice for you.

When investing in a fin upgrade, you need to make sure you have the correct fit for your board. Unfortunately, board companies have so far not agreed on the preferred standard for fin boxes.

What makes it more confusing is that to the untrained eye, both fin box systems look almost identical. Luckily we have this area covered and the details below will ensure that you get the correct fin for your board.


Fits StarboardJP-AustraliaFanaticMistralRRD and most production brands with an origin in windsurfing. This is the same fin box that’s found on many windsurfing boards and is wider and deeper, with the pin set further from the deck of the board. The base is 9.2mm thick.

US SURF Base / Longboard Base / Bahne Box

This is the same box that is standard in many surf longboards. It is a narrower and shallower base as used by SICInfinity404NaishFlying Fish and many more. Narrower and shallower than the US base, these boxes have the pin set closer to the deck of the board. The base is 9.0mm thick.

IMPORTANT: If you are unsure which base you need, look at the base of your old fin and contact us for assistance.

New construction featuring LiteCORE technology

Our new, hand-laminated, ultralight carbon construction takes quality, light weight and durability to new levels. While the previous RTM molded fins were great, we still saw room for improvement and incorporated those areas into the new fins.

The new layup featuring our carbon infused LiteCore technology enables us to control weight, strength and flex more precisely than before. The result is a paddleboard race fin which is race now approximately 25 grams lighter while being more resilient to damage.

  • Excellent speed with high lift / low drag, ocean & downwind standup racing.
  • Foil promotes downwind performance with longer, more connected and more controlled glides.
  • Excellent tracking means more strokes between paddle swaps.
  • Progressively curved 45° leading edge for controlled carves.
  • Leading edge rake angle helps to shed weed, keep & trash.
  • Area = 223 cm² / 34.6 in²
  • Length = 21cm / 8.27 in
  • Weight = 200 grams (7 ounces) +/- 5%
  • LiteCORE Technology for increased strength & reduced weight.
  • Two different fin bases to fit all standup paddle race boards.